YIMBY last brought you a construction update in September, when foundation work was just wrapping up on multiple buildings of Cornell Tech’s planned Roosevelt Island campus. Since then, phase one’s academic buildings and residential tower have risen in the form of steel beams and concrete pours, respectively. Now, Snøhetta has been tasked to design the Verizon Executive Education Building, The Real Deal reports. It will be a conference center and is included in the first construction phase, which is due for completion in mid-2017. The other three buildings going up are the Bloomberg Center, The Bridge, and CornellTECH Residential, which are being designed by Morphosis Architecture, Weiss/Manfredi Architecture, and Handel Architects.
The landmarked St. James Episcopal Church hopes to build 12 stories of affordable housing on part of their property at 2500 Jerome Avenue, in the University Heights section of the Bronx.
Most of the decisions the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission has to make involve structures in somewhat to very densely populated areas. However, the city, with its five boroughs, is quite large and diverse. Sometimes, the commission has to make decisions about more suburban areas. Such was the case last Tuesday when, for the second time in two weeks, the commission has approved the expansion of a single-family home in the Douglaston Historic District in Queens.
Last week, YIMBY told you about a seven-story apartment building planned on Lenox Road in East Flatbush. Now the same developer is back at it just a few blocks south, and he’s filed new building applications for a four-story residential project at 157 Erasmus Street, between Rogers and Nostrand avenues in Flatbush.
Maya Lin Studio and Bialosky + Partners Architects are designing a five-story, 20,000 square-foot mansion at 11 Hubert Street, in TriBeCa, TribecaTrib reports. The building would be clad in metal, glass, and limestone, and features five bedrooms with typical residential accessories, a landscaped courtyard, and a 5,000 square-foot fitness center. The family for which the home would be built remains anonymous, but $15 to $16 million would be spent to develop the property. The site is located within the North Tribeca Historic District, so the Landmarks Preservation Commission would have to approve the plans. The existing three-story mixed-use structure would not be demolished, rather expanded and built upon.